[Value of µF] = [Value of GF] * 1.0E+15
[Value of GF] = [Value of µF] / 1.0E+15
A gigafarad (GF) is a unit of capacitance in the International System of Units (SI). Capacitance is the measure of a capacitor's ability to store electrical charge. It is the ratio of the change in electric charge stored in the capacitor to the resulting change in voltage across the capacitor.
A farad (F) is the standard unit of capacitance, and a gigafarad is equal to one billion (10^9) farads. In other words, if a capacitor has a capacitance of 1 GF, it means that for every one-volt increase in voltage across the capacitor terminals, it can store a charge of one billion (1,000,000,000) coulombs.
In practice, such large capacitance values are rarely used. Capacitors generally have capacitance values in picofarads (pF), nanofarads (nF), or microfarads (µF) due to the typical requirements of electronic circuits. However, gigafarads as a unit illustrate the important physical property of capacitance in storing electrical energy within electrical systems.
A microfarad (µF) is a unit of capacitance in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. Capacitance is the ability of a component or system to store electric charge, typically associated with capacitors. The symbol for microfarad is µF, which represents one millionth (1x10^-6) of a farad (F), the unit of capacitance in the International System of Units (SI).
In simple terms, a capacitor with capacitance of 1 µF can store 1 micro-coulomb (µC) of electric charge when the voltage across it is 1 volt. Capacitors with larger capacitance values can store more electric charge or handle higher voltage ratings. Microfarad is a commonly used unit for capacitors, especially in electronic circuits and devices.
GF and µF Conversion Mapping Table